ASOS has topped a list of the 30 most productive retailers in the UK, measured by sales per employee.
While a hike in its headcount in recent years has resulted in a declining sales per employee, at approaching £550,000, ASOS still takes top position by a significant margin.
That’s according to Retail Week Prospect, which compiled the list by using the latest available financial year for which retailers have filed their annual reports or accounts at Companies House.
Asos is followed by Farfetch and Missguided, making £460,965 and £400,060 per employee respectively, meaning the top three all operate in the fashion sector.
Analysing the data by sector, electricals tops the rank with an average sales per employee of just under £230,000.
But in terms of range, the fashion and footwear sector has the largest spread of sales per employee. Asos bolsters the fashion category at the top end, while retailers such as Claires, Blue Inc and Shoe Zone are at the other end of the spectrum with a figure of less than £50,000.
|Rank||Retailer||Sales per employee|
|17||The Hut Group||£270,955|
|18||Chain Reaction Cycles||£263,830|
|22||Oak Furniture Land||£240,229|